Mullin formally announces re-election bid

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - GOP congressman Markwayne Mullin has announced plans to run for a second term representing the 2nd Congressional District in Oklahoma.

Mullin said Wednesday that he remains determined to "challenge the status quo in Washington, D.C., and fight for our way of life here in Oklahoma."

Mullin was elected in November 2012 to the seat that was vacated by Democrat Dan Boren. The district stretches across 26 eastern Oklahoma counties - from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeast to the Red River border with Texas in the south.

In a statement, Mullin said he will continue to fight against "career politicians" and bureaucrats.

Professional bass fisherman Darrel Robertson has announced plans to challenge Mullin in the Republican primary.

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